When it comes to Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions from Bandai Namco and Tamsoft, I often see comments along the lines of, “I don’t know what this is, but I wanna play it!” And I’m in a pretty similar boat. Unlike fellow Enthusiast Miguel, I’m not deeply tuned in to the lore of this popular and influential soccer manga from Yoichi Takahashi. What I can tell you, thanks to a new release date announcement trailer, is that the game will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam on Aug. 28. And if you live in Europe, there’s even better news: some crazy collector’s editions.
We don’t usually do this, but we’ve separately embedded the European version of the Captain Tsubasa trailer because, at the end, it teases all of the special edition content available to European gamers. It does not currently seem the same offers will be made in North America.
Yes, there is a Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions Collector’s Edition for Europe that includes a collector’s box, steelbook case, artboard, collectible cards, season pass content, embroidered badges, and even a 28 cm statue. But it doesn’t have to end there. Rather, there is a completely insane Legends Edition that includes an honest-to-God foosball table, plus a customized jersey. It will be extremely limited and only available through the Bandai Namco store, though when exactly is currently uncertain.
If you are the biggest Captain Tsubasa fan on Earth, or you’re just rabidly obsessed with foosball, you know what you have to do now. (Move to Europe and buy this.)
What do you think of Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions? Are you a longtime fan of the manga, a longtime fan of soccer, or just a lover of whatever Bandai Namco releases?